This week is the baptism of Jesus. I like to use project boards for visuals, and I made one for this lesson. There is also a song and several craft project choices.
Click on the visual to download the original documentLast week we talked about Jesus in the temple when He was 12 years old. Joseph & Mary traveled to Jerusalem to remember the Passover. They were traveling with a group of people, and when they left, Jesus had stayed behind in the temple. When Joseph & Mary searched and couldn't find Jesus, they went back to Jerusalem looking for Him. They finally found Jesus after 3 days! Jesus was with the teachers in the temple. He was asking questions and listening to their answers. When Joseph and Mary asked Jesus why He had stayed behind, Jesus replied "Why are you looking for Me? Don't you know I would be about My Father's business?"
Remember that we studied about the birth of John? His father is Zacharias and his mother is Elizabeth. Zacharias didn’t really believe the angel when he said that they would have a baby because they were older. So Zacharias couldn’t talk until the baby was born and he wrote “His name is John” for the people to see.
About John: Mathew 3:1-11 John and Jesus were cousins. He wore clothes made from Camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist. John ate locusts and wild honey. People came to him from all Judea.
John baptized the people in the Jordan River with water and said that the One coming was mightier than him. (13:11) John was preaching a baptism of repentance for remission of sins. (Luke 3:3) John was preparing the way for Jesus to come. He did what God wanted and taught people about Jesus.
Jesus went to meet John at the Jordan River. He wanted to be baptized. And Jesus wanted John to baptize Him. John told Jesus that He should be baptizing him and John asked “Why are You coming to me?” Vs. 14
Jesus told John (read vs. 15) “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John baptized Jesus.Vs. 16-17 After Jesus was baptized, Jesus came up immediately out of the water…so by the Bible, Jesus was in the water to be baptized. Remember, Baptism Means All the Way Under! When Jesus came up the Heavens were opened up to Him and Jesus saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and a voice from Heaven said “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Jesus didn’t need to be baptized since He had never sinned. But Jesus was baptized to show us an example of what we need to do. Jesus’ baptism also show us how to be baptized. Baptism is for people that know right from wrong, believe that Jesus is the Son of God and they want to go to Heaven. When you repent you have a change of heart, and change how you live your life. Baptism washes away sin and then if you live the way God wants, you will go to Heaven. Acts 2:38
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**Jesus’ baptism is the start of His ministry. What is Baptism? Immersion; buried under water Greek forms: Rhaino-sprinkle Cheo (k-e-o) pour Baptism: plunge, submerge (Click on the poster to print)
Click on the picture to print the worksheet.Today's Bible Verse: Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. Matthew 3:13 (NKJV) Click on the picture to print the NKJV Bible Verse & Teacher's Visual.
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